Residents in Merced and Mariposa counties will have access to a database of human service resources by simply dialing 211. The program is scheduled to launch in October. Assistance through 211 will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and in 150 languages.
The Fast and Furious franchise has drifted away from illegal street racing and is flooring the blockbuster pedal. "Furious 7" contains more explosions and combat scenes than perhaps all the previous films combined, and yet despite its trite plot, the gaudy action scenes still manage to make this movie one helluva ride.
It's that time of year again. Acceptance letters have arrived and many high school seniors are posting their future plans all over Facebook. But what happens next? Between confusing financial aid paperwork, your family's nonstop questions and figuring out where you really want to go, it can be an overwhelming time. We turned to college experts for pointers and next steps.
RICHMOND, Calif. - Betty Reid Soskin, at 93 a well-known figure as the oldest active ranger with the National Park Service, will get national attention in a profile that was taped last week for the "Today" show on NBC.
Kids and building go hand in hand: Make it bigger, higher, better, greener - whatever strikes their fancy that particular day. Not only are building toys a good time, but they're also great for parent-child bonding and have been shown to improve motor skills, hand-eye coordination, social skills, cooperation, creativity, spatial skills and more. No wonder we love 'em so much!
If you wander the congested byways of the information mall, as I often do, you may have noticed the spate of prisoners who have been exonerated in the past few weeks, often after having served decades for a crime they did not commit. They walk out of jails looking lost but nonetheless managing a grin for the news cameras.
Dear Mr. Dad: I'm a new dad, and I sometimes get incredibly angry when my son cries. Of course, I haven't acted on my anger, but I'm feeling really guilty that I get so mad in the first place. I've always been a pretty patient guy, but I don't think I've ever had such intense feelings before. Am I a bad parent?
Light a candle or glisten a glass for Dick Spicuzza. Dick died the other day. He was our neighbor growing up, the busybody banker next door who found no greater glee than in puttering around the yard all weekend. Unclear exactly all that Dick accomplished in the yard, except that he did it with alacrity and a sort of French joy.
Q. My ex and I live an hour away from each other. We've been broken-up for two months, and we are attempting to share our three-year-old daughter. My ex doesn't want my new boyfriend at the exchanges - we actually started seeing each other before I moved out - but my boyfriend is the only one with a driver's license. I don't know how to pick up our daughter without my boyfriend's help. What's good ex-etiquette?
Q: Our son is going to be 13 next year, and we're trying to be proactive about the coming storm. He's been a good kid and relatively easy to raise to this point, but we've heard the horror stories and dread what may be around the corner. Do you have any tips?